how to restore dents on bronze vase

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by antiquelove, May 27, 2022.

  1. antiquelove

    antiquelove New Member

    1.jpg Does anyone have idea how to restore dents on bronze vase?
    any suggestion ? Thanks!
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  2. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    You may possibly get some out by filling with water and freezing. You may also split it wide open.
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  3. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    That depends on where the dent is. Without seeing it, can't recommend anything.

    And for what it's worth - I have tried that "fill-it-with-ice-and-freeze-it" trick.

    It doesn't seem to work especially well. Or maybe I just wasn't doing it right.
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  4. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    To me dents are character. If it is really thin, you might try using a dowel to press as you rub the dent. I can't tell how wide the mouth is. I have worked dents out that way on some copper pots not a vase. however you could still tell where the dent was. so I would just leave them.
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Is it a Chinese Archaic Style vase? It looks like it could be copper, in which case a dent would be easier to press out, if you can reach it.

    Personally I would leave it and turn the vase so I wouldn't see it.;)
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  6. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

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